Max's father is very close to her - the two attending sports events together. He's presented as a very loving father figure. He doesn't seem to be as concerned as Max's mother about Blackwell.
In a text message regarding Max's eighteenth birthday, he says that she is an adult now but still their little girl and she shouldn't blow the money her parents sent her at once.
He is concerned about the threat he gets from an unknown number in Episode 4 and messages Max about it.
In another text message to Max in the alternative timeline where Max has won the Everyday Heroes Photo Contest, he points out that Max is an adult now and can tell her mother that she doesn't need to be too worried regarding the arrest of Mark Jefferson and Nathan Prescott.
Alternative Timeline Edit
Chloe, you know we love you and you're in our hearts and thoughts. We hope to see your smiling face soon.
Please be well.
Ryan & Vanessa Caulfield
- In "Chrysalis", Max looks at a Thunderbirds pennant in her room and thinks of how she misses going to games with her dad.
- Also in "Chrysalis", he sends Max an SMS message. There is a shared birthday message from him and Max's mother in Max's drawer in her room.
- In "Dark Room", it is revealed his name is Ryan.
- It is implied that Ryan is of Irish descent. The family name Caulfield is of Irish origin and Ryan is a typical Irish first name. In "Out of Time" Chloe also mentions Max's "Irish luck".
- In "Chaos Theory" Max mentions that her grandfather, either Ryan's or his wife Vanessa's father, owns a garage.[note 1]
- ↑ Max's comment upon looking at a toolbox in Samuel's custodial room: "Nuts and bolts... like my grandpa's garage."